Watering Restrictions

By contract of receiving Lake Michigan water each utility has to enact indoor and outdoor water restrictions. Indoor restrictions include plumbing codes that require the installation of water conserving fixtures. Outdoors, residents are restricted in water sprinkling during the hottest time of the day to minimize evaporation. Listed are code restrictions for water sprinkling. A $50 fine may be imposed for each occurrence of code infraction. View the Water Restriction ordinance, Title 5, Chapter 51, Article 49, Section Meters and Rates.


From May 15 through September 15, it shall be unlawful for any person to sprinkle or water lawns within the corporate limits of the village except in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Lawn sprinkling shall be permitted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. only.
  • Residents with even numbered homes can water on even numbered calendar days.
  • Residents with odd numbered homes can water on odd numbered calendar days.
  • Residence with an underground lawn irrigation, sprinkler system, are obligated to have a reduced pressure backflow preventer (RPZ) and have it inspected annually. The annual inspection is mandatory and the updated results are required to be faxed to Public Works at 708-354-9942.